Bulova 1969 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1969
Movement Model: 
11ANAC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
-
Case shape: 
Cushion
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
30mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hello Panel members,

I have owned this watch for a couple of years now and would like to know if anyone could tell me what model we have here? I assume the movement is 1969-70 but can not locate the model. The case is a nice unusual brushed matt 40 micron plate which suits the dial. The crown is signed Bulova as opposed to having the symbol. One of the best and smoothest running watches I have ever owned. Hope you can help.

Best regards

Clark Innes

Not For Sale
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted July 7, 2017 - 6:08am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hi Albaroot, welcome back. I've searched everything we have but don't see any advert matches to this one, it certainly looks like a fine watch. I'm curious to know where you live, or perhaps more accurately where you acquired this watch. It seems that watches with this style back were made somewhere other than the states. It's a hunch I have, really nothing more than that at this point.

mybulova_admin
Posted July 8, 2017 - 12:00am

Club 5000Panel Member

Albaroot, can you confirm the two date codes. One on the movements and one on the case. I'm not sure if the case says M9 or N9.

Albaroot
Posted July 11, 2017 - 3:44am

Hi there, the date code is M9. I live in Scotland and purchased the watch some years ago from England. Hope this helps.

Geoff Baker
Posted July 11, 2017 - 6:09am

Club 5000Panel Member

Thanks Clark, although Bulova is based in the states they made watches in many different places around the world. My theory has always been that watches with this case back (stylized Goddess of Time) were not made or sold in the US. As I stated before, I only have a hunch with no real basis for my theory.

Thanks for confirmation of the date code too.

Albaroot
Posted July 12, 2017 - 4:06am

Thanks Geoff,
The other model I owned had a similar case back with an even better embossed depiction of the Godess. Probably why I purchased it as I love interesting case backs. Much appreciated comments.

Andersok
Posted July 12, 2017 - 7:01am

Panel Member

The watch appears to be similar to the one in this ad:

Ad location is uncertain, possibly Europe.

Possibly model 351101

 

jabs
Posted July 12, 2017 - 8:56am

Panel Member

Good find, watch is similar 351101

Albaroot
Posted July 13, 2017 - 3:49am

Thanks Andersok, this is great, it looks like the very chap and it could easily have originated in France. Great job!